Guillotine (aka Double Overhead Cam)
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (avg: 4.1 / 33 votes)
Submitted by: Paul Crowder
DescriptionBegin in a left-facing dihedral to the right of Tennessee. Climb the dihedral to an overhang on the right. Pass the overhang with some difficulty, and step up a few moves to the top of the crag. It is easier if you're tall. The crack that ascends part of the face on the left of the dihedral is a separate climb, but can also be used to climb the first part of this route.
ProtectionTR, or easily protected with a traditional rack, including nuts and small to large cams.
Tennessee on the left, Guillotine (aka Double Overhead Cam) on the right, Bryan MacDonald in the foreground.
Andy and Christy below Guillotine.
The Guillotine line. The crack to left of this is the start for "Marie Antoinette".
CommentsGoBotRocker Feb 17, 2007
Another great climb. The roof is not as difficult as it might look, remember it's only 5.8. Also makes a great lead.
Greg DeMatteo May 17, 2007 Rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Rose Ledge classic! Man do I have some memories of this place!!
SP Boston May 27, 2014 Rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
This route has a good combination of stem and mantle moves down low and ceiling and juggy moves up high. It has long been a favorite of mine in the area and even though it was buggy on Memorial Day, it was good to be back on Guillotine. A good route for strong gym climbers making the transition to real rock.
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